Funding for innovation is a tricky subject. Innovators never have enough funds, and patent professionals can always do more time, which necessarily means more money. Conceptually, there is nothing new about this fiscal tension. What is new, however, is the often unrealistic expectations of the courts.
Once upon a time everyone would understand when a patent was directed to a real innovation, and exactly what that innovation was. Today, extraordinary detail is necessary just to obtain a patent, not to mention withstanding the assault that will come if the innovation actually becomes commercially lucrative.
Collaboration opportunities between innovator and patent attorneys throughout the various stages of the innovation to commercialization cycle provide an increasingly important mechanism for clients to keep patent costs within budget, while maintaining focused protection on core technologies with business relevance.
Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, along with Michael Best Attorneys Derek Stettner, Partner and co-chair of the Digital Technology Industry Group and Kevin Rizzuto, Partner, as well as Joseph Bichanich, Director of Practice Support and Jill Toporkiewicz, Director of Business Development.
In addition to answering as many questions as possible, panelists will explore a number of methods for building a sustainable collaboration model for better understanding client technology and harvesting invention disclosures, to better managing firm resources through the implementation of available technologies that will streamline law firm and client interfacing, as well as the prosecution process.